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Michael Scott

Michael Scott is a leading child custody mediator and therapist in Santa Cruz County, California serving clients since 1982. He provides a compassionate environment focused on successfully negotiating a parenting plan acceptable to both parents and in the best interest of their child.

With knowledge, wisdom, experience, and compassion he guides his clients through the stress and sometimes fearful trauma of the divorce process. Michael has facilitated over 5000 mediations empowering and helping couples avoid court battles. Over his thirty-five years of practice, he has evolved a process that helps his clients achieve a successful outcome beyond the initial goal of a parenting plan.

Parenting goes on long past the negotiation of the initial plan developed in mediation. As an advocate for the child, Michael helps educate parents and shines the light on how best to create a parenting plan that evolves and grows with the needs of the child.


 

– LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, Santa Cruz, CA, 1985-present.
    — Therapist.
    — Child Custody Mediator.
    — Co-Parent Counselor.
    — Collaborative Law Child Specialist.
    — Special Master/Parent Coordinator.

– YOUTH AND FAMILY COUNSELING SERVICES, Santa Cruz, CA 1983-1985.
    — Counselor II. 1984-1985.
    — Intern Counselor. 1983-1984.

Education

EDUCATION:

– SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
1978-1982
Graduate Work/Degree….Counselor Education/MA

Pupil Personnel Service/PPS

Required courses for MFT

– LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY
1964-1968

Major/Degree…………Physical Education/BS

Minor…………………….Biology

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • LGBTQ
  • Marital Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Parenting Coordinator

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • AFCC - Assoc. of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators

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